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Understanding nerve impingement

The nerve impingement may be referred as compression of a nerve. The compressed nerve is usually addressed as a pinched nerve which occurs due to excessive pressure applied for prolonged period on nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disturbs normal functioning of the affected nerve causing pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness. It can happen in any part of body yet neck and back are the most common sites.

Nerve impingement can be caused due to injury, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, stress, obesity and sports activities. The clinicians treating nerve impingement Singapore do consider risk factors such as diabetes, bone spur, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid, obesity, weight gain and nature of jobs requiring repetitive movements of hand, wrist or shoulder while treating patients.

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